Place to sleep

Here we list for you all the updated information on overnight accommodation on the pilgrimage route. We differentiate between commercial overnight places and beautiful places where you can pitch your tent or hang up a hammock. These places offer you a very special pilgrimage experience and are affordable for everyone. In order to achieve a better overview, we have marked the commercial overnight stays in blue and the simple overnight places in orange.


there is only one AirBnb in Gransherad, but it is possible to sleep the night before your pilgrimage on the Sandviken Camping or in Rjukan and take the bus to Gransherad in the morning. See informasjons about the bus


Fjellblikk Kafe 

The Fjellblikk Café is currently for sale, so unfortunately we can't foresee whether the cabins will even be rented out in the summer.

at the church in Hovin

it is possible to set up a tent on the lawn outside the church grounds. There is also a toilet at the church. Please take into account that you have drinking water and food with you, as there are no shops nearby.

Gamle Heie Skule

We got the permission of NIA to use the extension of the old Heie school like dry resting and sleeping place.


Sandviken Camping

offers accommodation in the glamping tent, in your own tent or in cabins and a kiosk with drinks, snacks, coffee, ice cream, fresh rolls and bread. They also offer hot dishes from 13 to 20 p.m. 

The cottage prices vary depending on the equipment and season. A simple cabin for 2-3 persons with use of the sanitary facilities on the square costs between 700 and 900 NOK. Bed linen/towels er included and the use of own sleeping bag is permitted.

On the square there is also a common kitchen.  

In the restaurant there are mainly typical “Kro Mat” such as hamburgers, pizzas. By pre-order you will also get breakfast and bakery products for take away.

To relax the muscles properly, you can use the sauna tub with a view of the Tinnsjø. 

The homepage is currently only in Norwegian but Annette, the boss speaks a little German and the booking system can also be selected in German.  

You can find information on their homepage

hiking without luggage

The Sandviken campsite also offers the opportunity to hike the pilgrimage route without luggage. 

E.g. you can sleep 5 nights at the campsite. Arrival the day before the hike begins. 

Day 1: take a taxi to Hovin and hike back to the campsite

Day 2: Hike to the church in Austbygde and on to Atrå, from there back by bus 

3rd day by bus to Atrå and hike to Mæl and Dal from there by bus back to the campsite. 

There you can once again enjoy the view over the Tinnsjø that you hiked around in the last few days. 

You can find information about bus connections at

Tina Hansen Tinn Taxi: Tel:  0047-974 23 555  or

if you have any further questions, please contact me directly


images: Sandviken-Camping AS - newly established cabins with double bed and extra bed for 1-2 people


These are 3 cottages located directly on Sjøtveit Båtshavn in Austbygde. “Bestemorstue” can accommodate up to 5 people with private bathroom, “Bakestua” and “Grastakhytte” are 2 simple cabins with space for a maximum of 2 people. You can book the cabins from at least 2 nights. Prices vary between NOK 250 and NOK 1000 per night. All information you can find hier

Pålerud - Leikestua

Family Pålerud lives in Austbygde only a few meters away from the pilgrimage route between Austbygde center and Austbygde church. They offer pilgrims a cheap overnight stay in their “Leikestua – Spielstube”. The cottage has a bunk bed and a sofa bed for up to 4 pilgrims. It is possible to warm up a soup on a hot plate or cook water for coffee and tea. A separate entrance in the main house leads you to a toilet with washing facilities. Take your own sleeping bag with you.  The hut is open all summer but Inger Kristin (mobile 91133931) is happy about a short message so she knows when someone is in the house. 

The accommodation costs 200 NOK each person. You can deposit the overnight allowance in cash in the hut. If you need linen please ask Inger Kristin and she will find a solution.

Since so sweet and leave the cottage tidy and clean.

Pålerud - Apartment

In addition to the “Leikestua” family Pålerud also offers the rental of an apartment. The 2 room apartment is located on the ground floor of the main house and sleeps up to 3. The apartment is equipped with a complete kitchen and bathroom. The price for the 1. Person is NOK 300/night (but at least 2 nights), each additional person pays NOK 200. In addition there are NOK 50 for cleaning. The bed linen is included.  

For booking requests, Inger Kristin (mobile 0047-91133931) sends an SMS in English.


is a Hytte that a grandpa built with his grandson on the "Øyan leisure area" between Austbygde center and the Sandviken campsite. This hut has a dry place to sit and sleep (a little short ;-)). There is a fireplace in front of the hut and it is right at the mouth of the stream in Tinnsjø. You have the possibility to use the shower and the kitchen of the adjacent campsite.You can pay the 100 NOK fee for this directly at reception.


Håkaland - Ola-huset

This is a beautiful old log cabin with space for 6 pilgrims. The house is furnished as in ancient times, only today it also offers a kitchen and bathroom with shower and toilet. The house is located about 2.2 km above the village in the Gauset Valley in wonderful peace and with great views. 

Here you can share the very exhausting stage from Austbygde to Mæl without having to take the bus back to the campsite and at the same time take a journey in time and enjoy this very special place. 

The house costs 800 NOK per night. You should have a sleeping bag with you and tidy up the house and leave clean as you found it. 

For further information and reservation please contact Karsten Tollheim. E-mail:

Address: Gausetvegen 218, Atrå

Sandven leisure terrain 

you will find the road between Atrå School and Craft Centre (opposite the church) until you meet the sign that points to the "Vassreisa". Follow this path along the creek until you first hit a Boy Scout Camp with a simple "privy closet". As you continue along the lake you come to a nice resting place with a memorial stone for the emigrants to America. A little further from the beach you will also find a toilet house. Please note that you have to take drinking water with you and first use the shopping option at Spar if you run into Atrå.


Tinnsjø Camping 

In June 21 the campsite was reopened with new owners and so we can offer you an overnight stay in Mæl. 

There are simple cabins for max 2 persons for 650 NOK/night (own sleeping bag is necessary) and fully equipped apartments in the main house for 2-4 persons for 950-1150 NOK. 

The cafe is open daily from juli until 15 August and offers simple dishes such as sausages, waffles, ice cream and drinks. For up-to-date information follow with on Facebook

We were allowed to take first pictures and share here, later I'm sure there will be even better;-) 

The booking is possible via the new homepage.


may be you should also take a look at  AirBnB 

Visit Rjukan

another possibility is Visit Rjukan nettside.